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INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS FOR EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT MASONRY ENCLOSURES IN RC BUILDINGS

Objective

The project aims at developing innovative systems for masonry enclosures, to be used for façades, envelopes and internal partitions of reinforced concrete framed buildings, to derive sound concepts for their analysis and to develop reliable, simple and efficient methods for their design in the everyday engineering practice. Masonry enclosure systems have excellent, yet still improvable, performance with respect to healthy indoor environment, temperature, noise, moisture, fire and durability. However, they have been considered for long time as non-load-bearing, non-structural elements. In reality, they can play a structural role in the overall seismic behavior of buildings. Enclosure walls need to be checked against excessive damage and potential out-of-plane collapse. Under this respect, as proven by recent earthquakes, if they are not properly detailed to accommodate seismic loads and correctly designed, they represent a significant hazard and can result in extensive economic losses as well as in a source of danger for human lives. Hence, it is necessary to reconsider the structural role of enclosures, in order to establish reliable analysis and design procedures and to provide background for an update of current structural codes. The adopted approach starts from material and technology development. Technical and economical feasibility of the envisaged construction systems will be demonstrated by performing parallel experimental and theoretical studies and will be validated by prototypes construction. Experimental and numerical characterization will be aimed at deriving structural requirements of masonry infill walls, as well as tools and methods for their assessment. The research will offer innovative solutions to scientific and technological problems which have a broad-spectrum impact. The experience of SME associations involved in the project, with the aid of all the partners, will ensure that the needs of large communities of SMEs are met

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Administrative Contact
Francesca Da Porto (Dr.)

Participants (15)

TILES AND BRICKS EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 46 800
Address
Rue De La Montagne 17
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Aiello (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE DEGLI INDUSTRIALI DEI LATERIZI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 128
Address
Via Alessandro Torlonia 15
00161 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giovanni D'anna (Dr.)
ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT MAUERZIEGEL IMBUNDESVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN ZIEGELINDUSTRIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 866,60
Address
Schaumburg Lippe Strasse 4
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Udo Meyer (Dr.)
ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DA INDUSTRIA DE CERAMICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 166 772,50
Address
Rua Coronel Julio Veiga Simao Edificio C
3020-053 Coimbra
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martim Chichorro (Mr.)
TUGLA VE KIREMIT SANAYICILERI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 144 760
Address
Bati Sitesi Mahallesi Gersan Sanayi
06100 Yenimahalle Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Cetin Celik (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 44 500
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasco Manuel Pinto Teixeira (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 43 245,50
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Magenes (Prof.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 35 200
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 400
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Reinhard
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DA CERAMICA E DO VIDRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 32 200
Address
Rua Coronel Viga Simao
3025-307 Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victor Manuel Mendes Francisco (Mr.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 30 200
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Yakut (Prof.)
RUREDIL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 178 646
Address
Via Fratelli Gabba 1/A
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Mantegazza (Dr.)
SDA-ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 475
Address
Kaiserstrasse Raster 135 Tph Iii 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Butenweg (Dr.)
VAVOULIOTIS-GOUNARIS-MITAKIS ABEE EIDON KERAMOPOIIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 266 772
Address
Megali Rahi
34002 Vassiliko
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassiliki Vavoulioti (Mrs)
H.I. STRUCT S.R.L.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 40 034,40
Address
Strada Ciocarliei 86
300600 Timisoara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marius Mosoarca (Dr.)